1321 NE 99th Ave. , Portland, OR
One of my favorite Gorge hikes, and this trail has it all: waterfalls, cliffs, deep forests, and stunning views of the Gorge. We will be turning right at the junction and doing the loop portion counter-clockwise, so that we'll do the steeper section first. I stop and look and take a lot of pictures, so we will be traveling at a reasonably relaxed pace (2mph-ish).
The trail head is in Beacon Rock State Park, so we will need our Discover Passes for parking. (There is a kiosk at Beacon Rock where you can buy the pass with a credit card. It costs $10 for the day and $30 for an annual pass.)
I will email my cell phone number to everyone that signs up for the hike a few days before the hike. Make sure you have my cell phone with you when you head out to meet us as it will be important for our communication. Conatac me if you have not gotten an email with my cell phone number.
Dogs not allowed on this trip.
Type of Hike: Loop
Length: 9.4 Miles
Elevation Gain: 2100 Feet
Please pack a good lunch, lots of water and snacks for the drive home.
Hamilton Mt. Hike Descriptions:
We will do this hike rain or shine, so please come prepared for the weather.
WHAT TO BRING:
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE MEETING TO CARPOOL FOR THIS HIKE But here are driving directions for the drivers:
Driving Directions to the trail head:
From Portland, take I-84 East and exit at Cascade Locks. Cross the Columbia River to Washington State over the Bridge of the Gods (toll required). Take a left on Rt 14 and go seven miles. Watch for Beacon Rock - it will tower in front of you as you approach the state park, which is near mile marker 35. Turn right into the campground and follow it uphill a short ways and take your first right into the small trailhead parking lot.
From Vancouver, take Rt 14 35 miles east. As you near the state park you will begin to see Beacon Rock. Turn left into the campground and follow it uphill a short ways and take your first right into the small trailhead parking lot.
Always a good idea to bring:
Carpooling to Trail head: Carpools normally form at the Gateway parking garage where we will meet before the hike. If you prefer to carpool with others to Gateway, please feel free to use the comments section for this event to let people know and make arrangements.
CARPOOLING: Suggested mileage donation of 10 cents/mile/person. RT mileage is 80 miles so the suggested donation for this trip would be $8.00. Exact change makes it easier to divide among our drivers. No one will be turned away for inability to contribute. Thanks!
Notice about the waiting list: The waiting list is manual for this hike which means that you won't be automatically placed on the trip when a spot opens up. In fact anyone can grab an open spot. To give those of you on the waiting list a better chance to grab a spot, as soon as I see the opening I will send an e-mail to all wait-listed folks. The first person that responds by grabbing the spot gets on the trip. If you are not successful on finding a spot on this trip, I want to thank you for your interest and encourage you to check back for future hikes. Remember that we are always looking for new event leaders so that more people can have opportunities to participate. Let us know if you want to volunteer to lead an event!
NO GUESTS PLEASE! only group members are allowed to RSVP, so if you want someone to join you have them join our meetup group and RSVP for this event under their own name.
Everyone must agree to the Group's Liability Agreement/Waiver. Your profile must show that you have read and agreed and you will sign a paper copy at the start of the event. If you need to fix your profile, there are step-by-step instructions on the Discussion board for this group - second message from the top. People who sign up without the necessary agreement in their profile will be removed from the trip.